Dec
8
Fri
10th Annual St. Nicholas European Christmas Market @ NC State Fairgrounds - Holshouser Building
Dec 8 all-day
10th Annual St. Nicholas European Christmas Market @ NC State Fairgrounds - Holshouser Building | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

Like the wonderful Christmas Markets of Europe, the Christmas Market features food and gifts from Poland, Ukraine, Germany, Slovakia, the British Isles, Scandinavia, and Italy. You’ll find unique, handmade, collectible, and vintage gifts, baked goods from traditional recipes, pierogi and kielbasa sales, delicious Slavic foods, and entertainment, including Irish Step Dancers, old-fashioned carolling and The Little German Band and Dancers, children’s activities, and even a visit from the real St. Nicholas. Look for matryoshka nesting dolls, Polish pottery, Czech crystal, vintage ornaments, hand carved wood gifts,a  special children’s section, beer and barware for papa, boxed ornaments, cashmere scarves from Scotland, and so much more you won’t find anywhere else! Visit our specially selected vendors of Old World goods and stop by Koehl’s Bakery for mulled wine and dessert or get a brew at Fortnight Brewing. Shop Europe without leaving Raleigh! Friday, Dec. 8th, 5-9 pm and Saturday, Dec. 9th 10 am – 5 pm. Free admission!

Holiday Open House at the N.C. Executive Mansion @ N.C. Executive Mansion
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Holiday Open House at the N.C. Executive Mansion @ N.C. Executive Mansion | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

North Carolina’s Executive Mansion, the “people’s house,” will open its historic doors again for the beloved annual Holiday Open House. Visitors are invited to tour the home, take in the decorations, and enjoy seasonal musical entertainment by local performing groups. The first floor of the mansion will be decorated with North Carolina-grown Christmas trees, floral and mixed evergreen arrangements and ornate mantle displays.

Dec
9
Sat
10th Annual St. Nicholas European Christmas Market @ NC State Fairgrounds - Holshouser Building
Dec 9 all-day
10th Annual St. Nicholas European Christmas Market @ NC State Fairgrounds - Holshouser Building | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

Like the wonderful Christmas Markets of Europe, the Christmas Market features food and gifts from Poland, Ukraine, Germany, Slovakia, the British Isles, Scandinavia, and Italy. You’ll find unique, handmade, collectible, and vintage gifts, baked goods from traditional recipes, pierogi and kielbasa sales, delicious Slavic foods, and entertainment, including Irish Step Dancers, old-fashioned carolling and The Little German Band and Dancers, children’s activities, and even a visit from the real St. Nicholas. Look for matryoshka nesting dolls, Polish pottery, Czech crystal, vintage ornaments, hand carved wood gifts,a  special children’s section, beer and barware for papa, boxed ornaments, cashmere scarves from Scotland, and so much more you won’t find anywhere else! Visit our specially selected vendors of Old World goods and stop by Koehl’s Bakery for mulled wine and dessert or get a brew at Fortnight Brewing. Shop Europe without leaving Raleigh! Friday, Dec. 8th, 5-9 pm and Saturday, Dec. 9th 10 am – 5 pm. Free admission!

Holiday Open House at the N.C. Executive Mansion @ N.C. Executive Mansion
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Holiday Open House at the N.C. Executive Mansion @ N.C. Executive Mansion | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

North Carolina’s Executive Mansion, the “people’s house,” will open its historic doors again for the beloved annual Holiday Open House. Visitors are invited to tour the home, take in the decorations, and enjoy seasonal musical entertainment by local performing groups. The first floor of the mansion will be decorated with North Carolina-grown Christmas trees, floral and mixed evergreen arrangements and ornate mantle displays.

Dec
16
Sat
Pop-Up Raleigh Holiday Market @ Trophy Brewing & Taproom
Dec 16 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Pop-Up Raleigh Holiday Market @ Trophy Brewing & Taproom | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

Pop-Up Raleigh’s December holiday market is the best one of the year! Tons of vintage and handmade vendors will be packed in and around a beautiful brewery. Shop for holiday gifts and stocking stuffers or treat yourself to the best handmade and vintage items around! Sponsored by Larry’s Coffee, Trophy Brewing, House of Swank tees and Retro Modern Furnishings. Free parking, free admission, beer and wine by the glass and food trucks all day! Invite a friend and make it the best day of the week.

Dec
31
Sun
First Night Raleigh @ Downtown Raleigh
Dec 31 all-day
First Night Raleigh @ Downtown Raleigh | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

First Night Raleigh 2018! With nearly 100 performances in over 35 venues throughout downtown, First Night Raleigh is the way to ring in the New Year! Learn a new hobby for the New Year at our daytime DIY Festival from 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm at the NC Museums of History and Sciences. Bounce around music, theatre, and other performances after the Early Countdown at 7:00 pm. Ride the First Night Ferris Wheel and the Fayetteville F5 amusement ride! Just make sure you’re on Fayetteville Street at midnight for the WRAL Countdown to Midnight and the famous Raleigh Acorn Drop with special guests Holy Ghost Tent Revival and Cane Mill Road!

Jan
5
Fri
First Friday Raleigh @ Downtown Raleigh
Jan 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
First Friday Raleigh @ Downtown Raleigh | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

First Friday is a free self-guided tour of downtown’s cutting edge cultural hot spots. Local art galleries, art studios, alternative art venues, and museums stay open late the first Friday of every month to welcome thousands of art-seeking enthusiasts downtown.

 

Jan
20
Sat
Pop-Up Raleigh Monthly Market @ Trophy Brewing & Taproom
Jan 20 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Pop-Up Raleigh Monthly Market @ Trophy Brewing & Taproom | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

Pop-Up Raleigh is downtown Raleigh’s original monthly vintage market. We offer vintage collectors and art lovers a place to shop and sip at Trophy Brewing & Taproom on Maywood Avenue. This beautiful building, near the NC State Farmer’s Market, has both indoor and outdoor spaces for tents, dress racks, tables and bins of unusual finds. Hungry? Our fabulous hosting partner, Trophy, will curate a wonderful parade of food trucks for each market, complimented by their tasty signature beers.

Jan
23
Tue
Dix Park Public Lecture | From Memory to Action: Elizabeth Silkes @ A.J. Fletcher Opera
Jan 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Dix Park Public Lecture | From Memory to Action: Elizabeth Silkes @ A.J. Fletcher Opera | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

Elizabeth Silkes, Executive Director of the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience’s free lecture “From Memory to Action” will explore the past, present, and potential future life of Dorothea Dix Park as our community seeks to honor the land’s history.

What Is a Site of Conscience?

A place of memory that confronts both the history of what happened there and its legacies. Sites of Conscience begin by facing all aspects of their history. Then they go a step further, activating the historical perspective with dynamic public dialogue on related issues faced today and what we can do about them

What Is the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience?

The only worldwide network dedicated to transforming places that preserve the past into spaces that promote civic action. The Coalition recognizes that the power of sites of memory is not inherent. It must be harnessed as a deliberate tactic in the service of human rights and citizen engagement.

Learn more on their website: https://www.sitesofconscience.org/en/home/

Feb
2
Fri
First Friday Raleigh @ Downtown Raleigh
Feb 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
First Friday Raleigh @ Downtown Raleigh | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States

First Friday is a free self-guided tour of downtown’s cutting edge cultural hot spots. Local art galleries, art studios, alternative art venues, and museums stay open late the first Friday of every month to welcome thousands of art-seeking enthusiasts downtown.